Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Coping Well

I was relieved to know that while I was away in Seattle (at Stonefest) my guys - Algonquin College graduate, Trevor Spik and my son Colin, were coping quite well, including finishing the last twenty feet of huge boulder copes ( above photo ) on the left.

Yesterday, after I had returned, we continued working on the north wall. These guys are terrific. 

I also have Master Craftsman Norman Haddow to thank for the inspiring way he builds structurally with round stones, placing them in strict horizontal courses. 

Thanks Norman for your example. It's still a bit of a challenge for me to not just do a 'random' coursing, but your resulting horizontal pattern is so satisfying to look at and well worth the extra effort.